Kyndryl Federal Government Legal: Contracts & Negotiations Job at Kyndryl – Ottawa, ON


Why Kyndryl

We design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. Our people are at the center, discovering, co-creating, and strengthening. We push ourselves and each other to seek better, to go further, and we carry this energy to our customers. In October 2020, IBM announced it’s intention to separate the IT Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new, separate public company, creating two industry-leading companies – IBM and Kyndryl. The spin-off is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. To find out more about Kyndryl, including information relating to privacy, please visit Kyndryl.com.

Please be aware Kyndryl will continue to use some IBM systems for a certain period after spin-off. This means when you sign up to either the IBM or Kyndryl candidate portal, you will have the benefit of being able to see and apply for IBM and Kyndryl jobs and to access information about IBM and Kyndryl jobs you have applied to, for a limited period from either candidate portal. If you have already signed up as a candidate on IBM’s portal, please continue to use this account to access IBM and Kyndryl jobs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Kyndryl Federal Legal provides assistance with the review of RFIs, ITQs, RRRs, RFPs, RFSAs. During each phase of the procurement process, Kyndryl Federal Legal assists the business and solution teams and provides comments, written responses during the consultation phase (as applicable), make representations when possible, and draft questions during the RFP phase, etc.

Review RFIs, ITQs, RRRs, RFPs, RFSAs, identify any deviations with Kyndryl standard terms and conditions, and advise sales team of exceptional approval process as appropriate

Draft questions to customer procurement through formal Q&A process to request changes to any problematic terms and conditions

Collaborate with Opportunity Owners, Deal Strategists, Bid Managers, pricers, Chief Security Officers, technical subject matter experts, and all members of the bid team

Negotiate a variety of agreements with suppliers and prime contractors such as: Non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontractor agreements, etc

Provide guidance related to unique federal government requirements such as data sovereignty restrictions, security requirements, etc

Act as a trusted advisor to internal business clients on various legal matters, including data privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, environmental, litigation, investigations and general corporate matters.

Assist Kyndryl procurement with the flow down terms and conditions

Prepare, review, negotiate and advise on all aspects of contracts and its terms.

Provide post-engagement legal support, including contract interpretating and assisting with dispute resolution.

Review resulting contracts for accuracy and completeness and validate that all amendments have been appropriately captured

Assist with the review of requests made pursuant to the Access to Information Act and drafting the responses to such requests.

Work with Industry groups such as Technation to advance Kyndryl’s interests on various matters including the limitation of liability for IM/IT procurements, price certification and discretionary audit (i.e. MFC), the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime, etc

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

A law degree and a member of the Bar of Ontario.

  • 7 to 10 years’ legal experience with a focus on Federal Government.
  • Familiar with Government Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC)
  • Fluency in English.
  • Absolute commitment to business integrity and ethical conduct.
  • Ability to handle multiple deals/matters concurrently.
  • Ability to obtain Level II (Secret) Clearance

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

Experience in an IT-related industry is an advantage.

Familiarity with Financial Administration Act

Familiarity with the integrity regime

Ability to provide advice to senior level management on complex matters.

Comfortable in a high performance and fast-paced organization requiring strong collaborative work.

Strong analytical and communication skills.

Fluency in French

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education

Master’s Degree

Eligibility Requirements

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.



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Being You @ Kyndryl

Kyndryl is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Kyndryl is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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Company Location:  Ottawa, ON

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